EDM1 – Issue 386

Why the Belt and Road leads to Neom and how Sino-Saudi ties seem set to tighten

Plus: IKEA cancels ad campaign after ‘leftover women’ row; Meituan becomes world’s 4th biggest unicorn; newspapers call on Chinese manufacturers to exploit Japan’s crisis of confidence after Kobe Steel scandal

Also: Prada use Mr Bag fashion blogger to sell its Cahier bag while Dior rues campaign; Han Han takes flak for commercial success; and how touts in Shanghai are trying their luck selling $25,000 Victoria’s Secret tickets online